Archive for August, 2012

August 30, 2012

Treasured by Jen @ UniqueVisions

Treasured by Jen @ UniqueVisions

Check out the Treasury: “Pentacle, Pentagram, star” by Jen over at UniqueVisions:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/uniquevisionsbyjen which includes my Celtic Pentacle bowl amongst other beautifully fetching pieces boasting silver and purple as well.

via Etsy.com

August 28, 2012

Treasured by Theresa @ EarthsPalette

Treasured by Theresa @ EarthsPalette

Check out the Treasury: “Tell Me Something Good!” by Theresa over at EarthsPalette:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/Earthspalette which includes my Celtic Triple Moon treasure box.

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August 24, 2012

Trash Talking Busy Bee, That’s Me

Another week has zipped past, and I have been one busy little bee.  I’ve finished four pieces all part of the collection I’ve been working on, although the last one is sporting a different symbol than the rest….sooo….one might come to the conclusion that it is not actually part of the collection….make of it what you will.  That collection is almost complete, and other separate pieces have been started, and more are in the planning stages.  Producing enough stock to ply my wares at my vendor booth next month at pagan pride day is hard work yo!

Meanwhile, my geek man got back into playing MagicTG……now I must design boxes to hold and organize his decks and so forth.  Which leads me into starting a new line of box designs.  Now, when I say he’s back into playing, what I really mean is he will be organizing and re-organizing his cards like a fiend….because that’s what he does when he’s not actually talking smack playing, LOL, it’s cute, and one of the many reasons I love him in all his geekery 😉

Amongst my painting, sketching, vendor planning, MagicTG spectating, oh and house cleaning; I caught up on the show Hung…which I think is an okay show, except for the inane need of every character to repeat Tanya’s name at the beginning of practically every sentence they say to her….AND they stress her name!  WHY?!  What is the point of this?  I find it highly irritating.  Otherwise, it’s a pretty likeable show.  It’s no True Blood, Dexter, Weeds, Breaking Bad, or Downton Abby…but it passes the time.  Oh, as a side note I guess, I also finished watching Girls….I don’t really know what I think of it other than wondering if I was ever that ridiculous…..I don’t think I was.  I’m pretty sure I was born wise in every aspect of life.  True story.

Speaking of True Blood…yeah I made that segue….the season finale is this Sunday!  I’m dying from anticipation of what will happen, while also crying that it will be the end until next summer!  It Sucks!  Of course depending on how they end this one, I may not want to continue watching it next season.  I swear, if they redeem Beehl and turn it all around into him being this god forsaken tortured soul getting lost from his humanity, or worse– him having been playing a long con to overthrow the sanguinistas….I will retch and probably cry real blood tears, then possibly write hate mail to Alan Ball.  I mean, really?  Beehl is no Angel/us.  Beehl “the Kang and chosen Jaun” is the bad guy people!  And I fear for the state of minds of these Bill-lovers eagerly awaiting Sookie to take him back….talk about delusional.  Maybe they are airing different versions of the show or something?  Or else they’re handing out samples of Lilith’s blood through certain viewers’ tv’s.  And has anyone else wondered what the point of Nora’s character really is?  Because so much of this season has been centered around her, but yet she’s an insubstantial character, we know nothing about her, and nothing so far has engaged me to like her.  All the characters on True Blood are pretty darn awesome and fleshed out…but somehow this one fell short…what’s up with that?  And how many of us are worried Eric will die sacrificing himself?  It seems very possible if you’re following the alchemical wheels of the show.  Of course that means he’d have to be resurrected somehow, which would be totes cool, if you ask me.  Which you would…ask me, that is.  Because what is True Blood without the Viking Vampire God?  Not worthy, that’s what.  Yeah, so, that’s my rant for the day.

Moving on and wrapping up the week, we took part in the eventful and stressful ritual of open house at the respective schools of our children.  I must say, I’m actually pleased with the teachers we were able to meet, and have high hopes that it will be a pretty good school year.  My eldest’s language arts teacher is ditching their big literature book for individual novel studies each semester, starting with “The Hobbit” for the first nine weeks.  My geek hubby asked if he could take her class too, he was so ecstatic about it, LOL, gotta love ’em.

That’s my week in a nutshell, given to you with the over-use of the word pretty as an adverb and a healthy does of True Blood fan worshiping, cause that’s how I roll.

If you’d like to check out my four latest pieces, and you find any or all of them appealing please show the love and Favorite it, Like it, Pin it, Tweet it, and/or Share it:

Altar Tile with Celtic Pentagram knotwork http://etsy.me/N7TkKV  via @Etsy

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Altar Bowl with Celtic Pentacle and Knotwork http://etsy.me/MFNq4B  via @Etsy

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Altar Plate with Celtic Knotwork Pentagram http://etsy.me/SQewE1  via @Etsy

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Celtic Unity Knot – Small Rectangle Hinged Box http://etsy.me/StBunb  via @Etsy

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Well, I must be off…..painting to be done…..ideas to be had…inspiration to be found….

Thanks for stopping by!

August 17, 2012

Apothecary Love

For some reason I have an obsession with Apothecary chests.  I’m always on the lookout for them wherever I go.  I even keep my eyes peeled for them in the background of shows and movies!  I have an addiction to boxes in general for some reason, but Apothecary Chests really are my “piece de resistance” 🙂  Another reason why I love to call my boxes of art ApotheCurios!  So, I try to get my hands on as many variations of them as I can to paint! 

Therefore, my latest finished piece is a Mid Sized Apothecary Chest with 5 Drawers, adorned with my hand painted Celtic Knotwork in Silver on an Emerald Green base color.  I added Silver drawer pulls reminiscent of a card catalog drawer, because I love those too!  This chest is smaller than the Largest chest in my shop, but is taller and has larger drawers than the Smallest chest in my shop.  You can check out the listing for this new chest here:  http://etsy.me/R5LnXW 

If you find it appealing please show the love and Favorite it, Like it, Pin it, Tweet it, and/or Share it 😀

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Well, I must be off…..painting to be done…..ideas to be had…inspiration to be found….

Thanks for stopping by!

August 16, 2012

Lackadaisical and Woebegone

Wow, many days have passed since my last post.  Curious how quickly that can happen.  Hubby was away again, this time for just two weeks, at another installation doing field problems.  I find I get a little melancholy at first when he’s away.  Which usually leads to retreating to my comfy chair and medicating with chocolate and reading lots of smut fanfiction and re-watching my fav shows like True Blood for that Eric Northman eye candy…..while seriously neglecting my painting.  It can take a little bit of time to pull myself out of that slump :/  Hence, my absence online of late.  Thank the gods I managed to steer clear of any head pain while I was absent my rock and helper!  Although, I did have the mother of all migraines a couple days before he left….I thought I’d had bad ones before!  Boy was I mistaken.  This one left me shaky in cold sweats and totally incapacitated!  It must have decided to double up on me so I wouldn’t have to deal with one while he was away!  Thanks for that….I guess…small mercies and all.

But, anyways, he’s back home!  YAY!  Which has me feeling much more like myself 🙂  And my painting inspiration is back on course.  I’m sure he loves knowing when he’s home I paint more….which leads to time away from him–at my desk, and when he’s gone I get nothing done because I miss him O_o  Yeah, I’m not always of the sense making….I’m a water sign…we’re wishy-washy that way…just deal. Okay?

So, I’ve bitten the bullet and decided to be a vendor at our local Pagan Pride Day next month!  So very Scary!  I need to get on the ball and produce more boxes to sell!  I just have to figure out how many of each type of box I already make that I want to have on hand, and then if I want to come up with new kinds as well.  I’ll probably also provide the option to order a customized box like I do on my Etsy shop, since so many people like to customize their own.  My head is swimming in all the ideas and things I’d like to do and wondering whether or not I can actually pull it off in time….queue the nail biting.

Well, I must be off…..painting to be done…..ideas to be had….inspiration to be found….

Thanks for stopping by and indulging me in views and likes….I hope! 😀

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